Young Food Producer 2022

Pics by Amanda Burke

MacDonagh was proud to continue its long tradition of organising and hosting the Savour Young Food Producer’s Market on Saturday 29th October 2022.

This one-day market showcased the culinary skills and delightful inventions of young chefs, bakers, and entrepreneurs from ages 10 to 17. There were 3 judges on the day: Mary Whelan from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Molly Coogan Kilkenny’s Rose of Tralee, & Ian Brennan, Manager of the Clubhouse Hotel.

While every student was a winner on the day, there were several prizes on offer in the categories of: Best Presentation & Taste, Best Display and Highly Commended.

Orlaith Fallon was named overall winner; Amy Lawlor, Lauren Daly and Ella Lawlor won the Runner Up prize, Colin Murray won Best Display and Richie Mullally won Highly Commended.

Centre Manager Marion Acreman spoke of her excitement launching the event: “Our ethos of allowing young entrepreneurs test the market environment by showcasing at the shopping centre fits well into this vibrant exciting event as part of the fantastic Savour food festival and again this year the team at MacDonagh Junction were hugely impressed with the high standard delivered by our young food producers, we predict a bright culinary future for Kilkenny as they develop their talents in the years ahead”.

MacDonagh Junction, in conjunction with LEO & Cater Care, organised food hygiene training for all the students in the run up to the market.

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